Friday, 30 October 2009

My first SSG blog post

I just posted my first blog post over at Its just a short comment on why my development team is better than the rest! You can see it here

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Why didn't I follow the checklist!?!

Today I upgraded our Subversion server to 1.6.5. It was a nightmare and all because I tried to do it from memory. It seemed simple, just uninstall and install a few services and then I would be away laughing. However I was shown why pride comes before a fall. All was going well till Apache wouldn't start. After pushing and pulling at the configuration and reading the error logs, it turned out I should have installed mod_python. All shiny, but why isn't Trac working! Many hours later, oh yes I should reinstall the python bindings to Subversion. Look at that now it works. Later checking the wiki (to make sure it still works) I read the article I wrote on how to upgrade subversion. There in black and white was the steps as I should have taken them. Including the missing mod_python and python bindings. Why didn't I just follow my own checklist.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Serverside's new Blog

I finally finished putting the companies blog live. So if I blog there I will tell you all about here. You can find it at It is a simple dasBlog running off our UK cluster. I am hoping that the clustered set up that I went for is going to work.